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Subject: Re: Q re ipod 5.5g w/ large disks, was Rockbox 3.7.1 released!

Re: Q re ipod 5.5g w/ large disks, was Rockbox 3.7.1 released!

From: Nicholas Gerstenberger <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 09:52:24 -0700

>If you look at the change log (
>or the release notes, you will see that this has been supported since

>Torne WUff

I hope i'm sending this reply correctly, first time using a mailing list
in god knows how long!

Rockbox does support larger drives but i've found that i need to modify
one line in the _ipodvideo.h_ source file (folder -
firmware\export\config\) before Rockbox would boot up and run correctly
for me:
/#define MAX_PHYS_SECTOR_SIZE *1024*/
Change *1024* to *4096*. Save and compile as normal.

I don't know if this MAX is universal for all drives but it worked for
the 120GB drive (a Hitachi HS12YHA)

Is there any reason NOT to make this setting standard on future builds?
Since this change is strictly with a source file pertaining to the iPod
Video, does making it higher have adverse effects on smaller drives for
the Video?

Nicholas Gerstenberger

Received on 2010-12-21

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